Is it time for a new American national anthem?

It appears that the football player Colin Kaepernick has started American people to thinking or rethinking the song that should be the United States’s national anthem.

One person can make a difference

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Olympic Games: Diversity wins gold in Rio

“Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the gold standard: We’re a nation of immigrants that finds strength in our diversity and unity in our national pride

TRE needs work for the sake of the children

The education of the children of Dallas ISD is my unequivocal first priority as school board trustee.

Opal’s Walk, the future of a historic celebration

Many, many years ago, when I completed high school at Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi – where I earned 15 cents an hour working as a student – upon my graduation, the school closed its doors forever. I had ...

Democrats don’t get blank check from Black voters

Donald Trump made a pitch for Black votes this week in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-White suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”

Set Corey Jacobs free: He deserves a grant of clemency from Obama

As the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother, I know from personal experience that when one person goes to prison, the whole family goes to prison.

Back to school: attendance is important

As a new school year begins, parents, teachers and administrators are all thinking about how to make it the best year ever. One of the keys to student success sounds very simple but can make a profound difference: making sure ...

Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

“Women in this country must become revolutionaries. We must refuse to accept the old, the traditional roles and stereotypes…We must replace the old, negative thoughts about our femininity with positive thoughts and positive action affirming it, and more. But we ...

The shame of Milwaukee - the worst place for Blacks to live

Now it is Milwaukee. On Saturday, a car with two African American men was stopped for “suspicion.” The men fled, the policeman pursued, and the driver, reportedly armed, was shot and killed.

Children of color need to see themselves in books

Do your children love the books on their summer reading lists?

Baltimore PD routinely violate rights of Blacks

After reading the 164-page Justice Department report on the Baltimore Police Department, it is surprising that street rebellions didn’t occur sooner in Baltimore.

We need fearless leaders, not pleaders

Yet another “shocking” report, The Ever Growing Gap, came out last week. It was featured in mainstream newspapers, small hometown newspapers and online newspapers. The ominous headline stated, It will take Black families 228 years to earn the same amount ...

Black lives - of men, women and children - matter

A friend of mine was conducting a diversity class for a group of police officers, mostly White, in a northern Ohio city. All was going well until he said, “Let’s talk about ‘Black Lives Matter.’” He said the room exploded.

Poverty, desperation overshadows a world-class city

Chicago is one of America’s greatest cities.